[Air-L] Tools to grab data from Wikipedia?

Christine Moellenberndt chris at inreach.com
Wed Feb 2 16:52:57 PST 2011

I don't know of any off the top of my head... I don't know how comfortable you are with programming and whatnot, but the API at en.wp is pretty robust and if you wanted to write your own bot to do that it probably wouldn't be too hard...

... or there's a great community around Wikipedia that might be able to help you write said bot ;)

The toolserver has a lot of great tools as well, and someone involved in that part of the community may also be able to give you a hand:


Hope that helps a little...

MA Candidate, SJSU
Community Associate, Wikimedia Foundation

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I'm wondering if anyone can direct me to available tools or scripts that aid
in grabbing Wikipedia data (things like edit histories, editor
contributions, etc.).  I know there are tools like WikiXRay that grab a huge
amount of data, but I'm hoping there are other tools that can grab a much
smaller subset of data, either around a certain group of articles or a
certain group of editors.  Thank you in advance for the assistance...


Randall Livingstone
Doctoral Student - Communication & Society
School of Journalism & Communication
University of Oregon
livingst at uoregon.edu

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